Today something wonderful happened. I was called up by an old Walden parent and she wants to hire me to tutor two of her kids once a week! I know it won't be a lot of money but I am ecstatic just to be working with some of the kids I love again! Teaching is without a doubt a huge passion of mine and I am so excited that I have been provided with this opportunity. I am starting tomorrow which means I don't have time to prep anything but I will be able to get a feel for what these kids need and where they are struggling. FREGGIN A! I'm so stoked! Yay yay yay yay yay!!
In other news, I found a super old picture of when I attempted to model for a girl I went to high school with. She was doing a project on the 7 deadly sins. I was slothfulness. When I see it I feel like I'm a member on America's Next Top Model but their pictures are obviously much much better. Anyways, here's the picture I found:
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
'Ello ladies and gents. I've had some pretty swell adventures the last few days. I thought I should document somewhere and well, why not just put it on the blog right? I've met some amazing people this year and we've been able to do a lot together. My favorite activity in the last week or so was visiting the Abandoned Provo Prison aka The Old Ironton Jail. Didn't know it existed? Me too, and I've been here for years. I guess it opened in '76 and the closed in '97 due to bed shortage and everyone who was there moved down to Spanish Fork when that facility was built and there was no longer a need for the one in Provo. Anyways, it's supposedly haunted because they've executed people there. There is an electric chair and a lethal injection table. Trippppppy stuff. Someone in my ward has been there before and told a friend about it who decided to get a group together and go in the middle of the night so I after hearing about it I had to go. There is something about sneaking around that still appeals to the rebel in me. When we got there we had to sneak through a hole in the fence and meander our way around the building to try to find a way in. While we were wondering around one of the girls in our group said she saw something inside and I replied saying that she was just psyching herself out, but of course, right as I said that we heard something fall off the building which made me cringe and feel pretty hypocritical. Someone pointed out that the noise came from around the corner so we had to investigate. As we looked around the corner there was a high pitch scream coming from the building so we all ran away as fast as we could screaming for our life. I wholeheartedly believe in demonic spirits and possessions so I was beyond freaked out. As we were running I literally peed my pants due to how scared I was. As far as I know no one in our group has been visited by any spirits since we went there. I'd call that a success.
Jordanian Dinner Party at Dunia's
(These girls have my heart)
True Blue - BYU Homecoming foam fest
Spencer and Gus Bonding
We have the best group ever!
We have the best group ever!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Zackery moved to California a week ago. I'll admit it's been hard on me. I lost my best friend. He's crazy but I love him nonetheless. I have never been so open with anyone, even my therapists. I trust him more than I've ever trusted anyone else. I feel unconditional love and acceptance from him. I know that he is one of few who genuinely understands where I am coming from. He really looks out for me and he cares. He doesn't show it in a conventional way by any means but I like that. Hanging out with him has been very eye opening for me and I can't thank him enough for all the good he has done for me. I feel like I have grown a lot as a person. I have more confidence now than I have in a long time. He taught me that it is okay to say "No", I'll never be able to repay him for how much that has already benefited me. He made me believe that I can do better than what I have been settling for and I can't sell myself short. I admire how strong he is, he is quite possibly the strongest person I have met in my life and could ever hope to meet. I hope the absolute best for him but more than anything I hope that our lives cross paths again. He has been a true blessing in my life and he has my heart.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Salutations! I realized I never informed everyone of my weekend so here you go. Weekend and then some! Saturday was splendid. Mess twister was a success and quite possibly one of the funnest things I've ever experienced in my life. Rolling around in paint is always fun. I don't care how old you are. This activity rocks!! I didn't end up going to the concert which was okay. I went shopping with Cindy and some man friends instead. We hit up DI, Trendy Exchange and Forever 21. It was grand. Then Cindy and I had some Relief Society times and I feel like we went back out and hung out with more boys after that. We have some of the best guy friends in the world. I'm so grateful for them! Sunday my apartment went on an excursion to the mountains to take some pictures. The stunning Dunia and the always fun Kameron and Spencer came along as well.